If there is something you would like to know, we would be delighted for you to call us with your enquiry, as we can also speak to you out of hours. However, we understand that it’s not always convenient, so hopefully these FAQs will help to address your queries in the meantime.
FAQs for Researchers
Q: Is it worth contacting you even if I’m not looking to move positions right now
A: Absolutely. Our career health-check service is perfect for somebody like you. We’ll assess your goals, your experience and your strengths so that we can work with you over the upcoming months and years to help support you in your career, whether that means staying where you are or considering alternative options.
Q: What type of service are you? Are you a careers consultancy, a recruitment-to-recruitment company or a search-to-search firm?
A: We are, first and foremost, a careers consultancy, with the placement service being an extension of that, which some of our researchers use and some choose not to. We are very different to a recruitment to recruitment company or a search to search firm in that a) Our priority is to offer complementary careers advice first and foremost, which may or may not then result in a recruitment exercise, depending on the individual's requirements, and b) We only work with researchers, not consultants.
Q: Can you help me in my current role or are you just focused on moving people from job to job?
A: We can definitely help to advise you with what’s happening in your current role and will try to improve that situation for you.
Q: Can you help me with freelance or contract work?
A: Yes. We sometimes have both freelance and contract opportunities.
Q: We are a global firm with global requirements, can you help us?
A: Yes. We have helped many clients both in country and in re-locating experienced researchers on a global basis
Q: Are there options to relocate to a different part of the world as a researcher?
A:Yes. There are opportunities abroad, mainly within south-east Asia and the US, with the occasional opportunity in Europe if you have the right language skills.
Q: Do you charge for your careers advisory service, and what sort of commitment does it involve?
A: No. There is no charge at all and no commitment.
Q: Can you help me find a role as a Consultant?
A: No, not directly, sorry; that’s not our speciality. But we are happy to recommend firms that can do so. We can also recommend employers where career progression towards consultancy is encouraged and more likely to happen.
Q: How easy and realistic is it to relocate to Asia for a role?
A: Very easy.
Q: Is inhouse a realistic option?
A: It can be, depending on your experience. Contact us, and we’ll talk you through some options.
Q: As a researcher, isn’t one search firm just like another?
A: No. There is a massive range of cultural differences between search firms, especially nowadays. Research is regarded as a more important function in some companies than it is in others, and career progression, autonomy and the scope of the role will vary from company to company.
FAQs for Employers
Q: How do we advertise jobs with you and how much does it cost?
A: It’s free of charge to advertise on the Trinity Scott website. We filter the responses to our adverts and simply charge a fee if we successfully place somebody with you.
Q: How do you find your candidates?
A: We are extremely well connected, so a lot of it is through networking and referrals. We also receive enquiries through our members and responses to the adverts that we post on our website. Also, through good old-fashioned headhunting.
Q: Can you help us review our salary and bonus structures?
A: Absolutely. We would be delighted to help.
Q: Why should we use you over a recruitment-to-recruitment or search-to-search company?
A: We advise and place researchers; this is all we do. This enables us to offer both a higher quality and higher quantity service in terms of the amount of researchers we are actively working with at any one time. As we focus purely on researchers, we are talking to them every hour of every day, so we are likely to be able to give you more relevant options than any other supplier.
Q: Can you help us improve our existing research function?
A: Yes. We would be happy to speak to you about that and give you whatever advice we can.